Well, it's illegal in Arizona to shoot anyone, even a really stupid cop, for being in your yard. It is illegal to shoot a burglar who has been IN your house but is now in your yard running away. You could even get in trouble if he is climbing OUT of your window. It is NOT illegal to shoot a burglar INSIDE of your house, however. If you take a firearms course in AZ, they will probably tell you the laws. Shooting someone on the trail who is threatening you is the one that gets a lot of controversy, as to what does "threatening" mean?
My husband and I have bought and sold more AKs and other so-called "assault weapons" (what a crock--they are not even full-auto) than I can remember. He doesn't like them, but sometimes trades for them so he can turn around and sell them, because on our gun show table, they sell first. He doesn't like them because they are not beautifully crafted, they are mostly ugly and cheaply made. He also doesn't like them because of all the hype and BS surrounding them. I personally don't care one way or the other. I can't get excited about guns. I have one, like I have a pocket knife. I have a Ladysmith .38 at the moment, have also carried other .38 revolvers. I am not reliably successful at shooting semi-auto handguns--they tend to jam on me. Some one will hand me one at the plinking spot and say, "hey try this, it doesn't jam" and it will jam. Has something to do with my weak wrist. If I were to switch to .32 or .25 semi auto for instance, I would have to practice a LOT in order to make sure I can reliably fire it. Revolvers do not jam.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
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